Category Archives for Health professional corner


Professor Lluís Serra-Majem, Professor of Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Member of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. Eating a variety of foods is essential to achieve adequate nutrient needs and in general is correlated with better nutrition. Moreover, assuring dietary variety also contributes […]

Continue reading

Assessment of hydration status

Dr. Susan Shirreffs, Glaxo Smith Kline (UK). Member of the EHI Science Advisory Board from 2010-2012 Because of the potential for problems resulting from abnormalities of fluid balance, hydration status is frequently assessed in physiology, nutrition and in clinical medicine. There may be many different reasons for assessing hydration status, and the method of choice will depend […]

Continue reading

Signs and symptoms of imminent dehydration

Professor Ryszard Gellert,  Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology at the Medical Centre for Postgraduate Medicine and the IV Clinical Ward of Internal Medicine at the Bielański Hospital in Warsaw, Poland. Member of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. Dehydration refers to a deficit of total body water volume, best represented by hypovolaemia (diminished blood […]

Continue reading

Hyponatraemia in marathon runners: Is it a real problem?

Professor Ron Maughan, Emeritus Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Loughborough University (UK), Chairman of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. For many years, the advice to those taking part in endurance activities was to be sure to drink enough to prevent dehydration. Because this advice was initially developed for elite athletes in sports such […]

Continue reading